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Terrestrial Ecosystems Feeling the Heat, Research Shows

Terrestrial ecosystems provide a tremendous service to humanity and the well-being of the Earth by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting as a "carbon sink" where carbon inputs from photosynthesis are greater than carbon losses from plant and animal respiration.  Yet, the exact processes influencing the relative strength of land carbon uptake have remained elusive and an area of debate among scientists.
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Sohmer to lead Boyce Thompson Arboretum | Arizona Daily Star

Sohmer to lead Boyce Thompson Arboretum | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
S.H. “Sy” Sohmer has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, effective Jan. 29.
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New director named for Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park | Casa Grande Dispatch

New director named for Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park | Casa Grande Dispatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SUPERIOR — S.H. “Sy” Sohmer has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park.
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UA Startup Teams, Ecosystem Network Make It Happen

UA Startup Teams, Ecosystem Network Make It Happen | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In November, Tech Launch Arizona hosted a gathering of its commercialization partner team, a group of 22 technology experts, business leaders and entrepreneurs hand-picked from TLA's network of more than 1,400 volunteers.
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UA to Host Conference for American Indian Youth | UANews

UA to Host Conference for American Indian Youth | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
American Indian youth from across the state will convene at the University of Arizona for a conference organized to support, encourage and provide necessary resources to help position them for academic and career success.  The UA is hosting the 2016 American Indian Education Association Youth Conference, geared toward those who are in grades 7 to 12.
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Aquaculture veteran Kevin Fitzsimmons to be awarded for sustainability work

Aquaculture veteran Kevin Fitzsimmons to be awarded for sustainability work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
You may also like: Possibility of another $100,000 fish feed competition high First quarter US tilapia imports cheaper than a year ago China tilapia prices down with US inventories well stocked
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TLA Coaches 2 New Business Teams to Success | UANews

TLA Coaches 2 New Business Teams to Success | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two companies working to commercialize technologies invented at the University of Arizona were among eight selected from a pool of 69 applicant companies to pitch to the Tucson version of ABC's "Shark Tank," the Get Started Tucson business pitch competition. Both UA-affiliated teams are working closely with the business development team at Tech Launch Arizona, the office of the UA that commercializes inventions stemming from University research, to bring their technologies from the lab to the market.
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Green Planet's Revolutionary Growing System Begins Food Production | Yahoo! Sports

Green Planet Group, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Healing the Earth Inc. has begun food production in its revolutionary food growing system in Congress, Arizona. Ed Lonergan, Gree
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Thousands of Wildcats Ready to Party at Homecoming Festivities | UANews

Thousands of Wildcats Ready to Party at Homecoming Festivities | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the University of Arizona's Homecoming events, the biggest party of the fall for alumni, friends and families. For up-to-date information and event listings for the 102nd Homecoming, download the UA Alumni Association's Alumni Nation mobile app on the App Store and Google Play by searching "Alumni Nation."
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Wildlife officials consider killing bear near Tucson

TUCSON - Wildlife officials are considering what to do with a nuisance bear in the Santa Rita Mountains that reportedly charged within 10 feet of hikers.
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Groups partner to grow food for hungry

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FLORENCE — Professors from the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were in town Sept. 29 to build two hoop houses in support of the local Future Forward Foundation’s gardens and ongoing efforts to feed hungry Pinal County residents with fresh, healthy food.
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How Children Inherit Discrimination's Effects | UANews

How Children Inherit Discrimination's Effects | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When a child's family members experience stress related to ethnic discrimination and the process of adapting to a new culture, the child's behavior and academics may suffer as a result, according to a new study.
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Tractor Supply Company, 4-H teaming together to raise scholarship money | Kingman (AZ) Daily Miner

Tractor Supply Company, 4-H teaming together to raise scholarship money | Kingman (AZ) Daily Miner | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

KINGMAN – If you’re shopping at Tractor Supply Company on Stockton Hill Road in October, you might run into 4-H members tending displays and dispensing information about the youth development organization.

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Gibson: Master Gardeners give excellent assistance

Gibson: Master Gardeners give excellent assistance | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As part of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, a department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Master Gardeners volunteers are available to help local residents with their
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Research botanist and fund raiser to be new arboretum director | Casa Grande Dispatch

SUPERIOR — A research botanist with a 40-year career that includes stints as a university professor, federal employee and nonprofit CEO has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State
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Former BRIT executive director to lead Arizona arboretum | Fort Worth (TX) Business Press

Former BRIT executive director  to lead Arizona arboretum | Fort Worth (TX) Business Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
S.H. "Sy" Sohmer, former executive director of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, effective Jan. 29.
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Philanthropist Next Door: Dr. Wayne E. Beck

Dr. Wayne Beck understood that the value of scholarships exceeds their monetary contribution to a college education.
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